The Rostrum Essay Competition is organised every year by RostrumLegal to promote original legal writing and research work in the field of law. We are delighted to announce the fourth edition of the competition.

Are you passionate about Legal Research and Writing? If yes then put pen to paper and get ready to participate! There is no specific theme for this year’s completion. Participants can write on any topic of their interest from the field of law. We encourage all the participants to be creative and innovative in how they express their arguments in the essay.

The competition has received an incredible response in the past three years, we have received 700+ abstracts and 240+ essays by participants from all around the world.

Who can participate?

The competition is open to all undergraduate law students and postgraduate law students pursuing Master of Laws or an equivalent masters degree in law.

How to participate?

Step 1: Submit your abstract.

Step 2: Register online if abstract is selected for participation

Step 3: Submit your essay along with copyright agreement by email

Important Dates

25th October, 2016 – Last day for abstract submission by email. (Submit by 23:59 Indian Standard Time)

1st November, 2016 – Results: Release of abstract selection list. (16:00 Hrs. Indian Standard Time)

8th November, 2016 – Last day for online registration (Register by 23:59 Indian Standard Time)

20th December, 2016 – Last day for submission of essays by email. (Submit by 23:59 Indian Standard Time)

Submission and Contact Details

Send your abstracts to [email protected]

Please provide your name, phone number, name of college/ university and your address of correspondence in the body of the email. Please do not use this email id for posting queries.

If you have any queries regarding participation in the competition please write to [email protected]

We will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Awards and Prizes

1st Prize – Rs. 15,000/- Cash

2nd Prize – Rs. 10,000/- Cash

3rd Prize – Rs. 5,000/- Cash

Rank 4th to 10th – Rs. 1,000/- Cash for each participant.

Essay of all the participants ranked 1st to 10th will be published online in Rostrum’s Law Review, ISSN: 2321 – 3787.

All the participants submitting abstracts for the competition will receive a RostrumLegal gift voucher worth Rs. 2000 each.

Certificate of Participation will be awarded to all the students selected for the submission of essays for the competition.

Selection Criteria

The abstracts and essays will be selected keeping in mind the following criterion:

1. How dynamic, contemporary is the topic.
2. The quality of arguments made.
3. Referencing and citation of the legal authorities.
4. How focused the approach to discuss the issues in the essay.
5. Manner of organizing the content.
You can read the essays and articles publisehd on Rostrum’s Law Review.Click HERE.
Submission Guidelines

Participants can write on ANY TOPIC ON LAW of their interest.

Co-Authorship is NOT allowed.

The abstract should not exceed 500 words.

The world limit for essay is 6000 words (Including Footnotes and References).

All the submissions shall be made in .doc or .docx format.

Further guidelines for citation and submission will be emailed to the selected participants after registration.

Registration and Fees

Participants whose abstracts are selected are required to register for the competition. Registration can be done online by filling up the form and by online payment of registration fee.

The registration fee for this edition of competition is Rs. 1300/- (One Thousand Three Hundred Rupees Only).

For further details, click HERE.

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  1. You are taking a fee of Rs. 1300 for all the selected abstracts and giving away prizes of Rs. 37000/- only, so if i put myself into this situation I submitted an abstract and then got selected and then submits the full essay and also pays Rs. 1300 and then i haven’t won any of the prizes in that case my 1300 went into a well from which neither i can drive them out nor I can jump.
    As per your figures you last year received 240+ essay which makes it a figure of Rs. 312000/- that you received and giving away prizes of Rs. 37000/- makes it 275000/- with this figure I can make a point that rather promoting the competition of spreading awareness you people are just filling up your socks to walk comfortable.

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